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Who Were the 25th KOSB's?

Vin Janoski
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Not to be confused with King's Own Royal Border Regiment, the King's Own Scottish Borderers was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. Recently, the regiment was amalgamated with the Royal Scots, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment),

Dojo U Live! Pilot Episode

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Dojo U Live! "Pilot" episodeDojo U Live! "Pilot" episode featuring student critiques, open Q&A for anyone to ask anything about bagpipes, and news/topics from around the Bagpipe World! Tune in Thursday to start your day off right!Posted by The Piper's DoJo on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Practicing Slowly

Mark Olson
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Perhaps you’ve been to a live performance and have noted how relaxed and fluid the piper sounds. His or her finger work is spot on; each embellishment is crisp and even. You think to yourself, “I can do that!” Inspired by such a performance, you rush home, fire up the pipes, try to push the tempo, and the death grip sets in. You are anything but relaxed and your fingerwork becomes sloppy.

Do You Need 10,000 Hours of Practice?

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How do you get good at something? The answer has always been practice, practice, practice. The real question is, how long does it take to get good? There is the saying, that has been around for a while, that it take 10,000 hours to master a skill. Does it really take 10,000 hours to become a master?